WAY BACK WEDNESDAY: BUNNIES GALORE

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A dream that was always high on our priority became reality this year. We were asked to take care of the photo shoot of a mind blowing collaboration between Pax and Hart (who you might know from my poster addiction) and Jimmy Cricket. We were happy bunnies!

February 2016 – Do you see something different?
Right! This new wall paper made it into the boys bedroom. Now you might know these bunnies from the wall stickers we used in our playroom and in the space we recently designed for a little princess.
This wonderful wall paper is the result of a collaboration between Jimmy Cricket and Pax and Hart. Two very favorites of Live Loud Girl and we’re happy to announce we will have more about that on the blog soon (can’t say anything yet but it is something you don’t want to miss).

Now back to those bunnies… This design is so adorable and adaptable. I think the bunnies rock the boysroom in combination with the wooden stairs, the blue dip dye curtains, the monochrome touches in the textiles and the denim. Yet I can also imagine them in a girls nursery in combination with birch wood and a hinch of orangy pink on the other walls for some warmth.

For now we will let these bunnies take care of my two bunnies. Stay tuned for more wall paper madness though.

Shop the look

bunnies wallpaper by Jimmy Cricket X Pax and Hart | Sailor poster Pax and Hart | Oeuf NYC bunkbed | denim flower pot Living Green | bolt lamp Fromage La Rue | Douglas cushion Into the Fold | lucky boy sunday doll

Styling Live Loud Girl | Photography Natelee Cocks

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THE AMARA INTERIOR BLOG AWARDS

A few weeks ago we were approached by Amara to tell us that we were nominated for the Interior Blog Awards. With 850 amazing blogs in the running, we first felt a bit shy thinking we would have no chance in hell to even make it to any sort of short list. Yet, we never thought we would be where we are today either. Having started this blog with some interior inspiration posts two years ago developed into what we do today. So we said to each other: let’s go for it.

So here we are, with a blog full of projects we loved doing, some amazing collaborations with brands from all over the world and hopefully lots of interior inspiration for our readers.

We will be stalking our what’s app contacts and Facebook friends to vote for us and hope that you will do the same. Because we love a bit of a challenge. Being nominated has already been an honor, making it to the shortlist is our new goal now.

If you love what we do, please vote by clicking here. And for all of those out there that have already voted or that have been reading our blog, following us on social media or gave us the chance to bring our passion into practice, a huge thanks for your ongoing support!

XO from the Live Loud Girl team,

Linda, Florien & Roos

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GUEST ON THE BLOG – TESSA HOP AND HER HOME

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We came across Tessa Hop on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her style. Tessa’s photo’s are so serene and present some beautiful combinations of colors, materials and styles. Her house makes us want to re-do ours. And that is why we asked her if she wanted to be our Guest on the Blog to share some of these amazing photo’s with us and luckily she said yes.

Tessa lives in a self designed sustainable and energy nutral house with her husband and three boys. After successfully finishing Art School, she decided to stay home to raise her three boys. The choice to be with Mees (11), Polle (8) and Guus (5) still makes her happy every day.

Her passion is to take care of the interior of this home that was created on the back of an envelope. The space, rooms and natural light is exactly how they wanted it. Tessa is always on the look out for special items for their home and for the boys, with a deep love for vintage.

Tessa is a big fan of bringing green inside. Her green comes from their own garden where she has a vegetable patch and green-house to grow her own food. The boys love the process of planting a seed and finding the produce on their plate.

Tessa’s stunning home, her style and her photography are extremely inspiring. This is an account worth following.

– Shop Tessa’s look –
Top photo: lamp by Benjamin Hubert | Living: Wooden table and blocks | Baby chair by Mum and Dad factory | Hall and stairs: Purse by Fanny & Alexander | Basket by Bloomingville | Kitchen: Wooden tray by Piet Hein Eek  | Concrete pot for spoons by Monoqi  | Bench corner: Bench by Kifkef | Wooden hooks by Muuto | Sheepskin by Babynatura | Room Guus: Yellow pigeon lamp | Tipi by Vilac | Room Mees: Desk by Piet Hein Eek | Room Guus: Color on the wall by Farrow & Ball | Bed by Warber | Room Polle: Desk by Firma Zoethout

Styling and photography: Tessa Hop

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HOME STYLING: GROWN UP

Just before we took off for our long summer break, we finished what we could easily call our most exciting project of all time. You might have seen the pics and posts already but we also promised to get into some more detail. Last time we focused on the kids rooms and today we want to share the adult spaces with you.
For the grown up kids in this Saudi house we enjoyed mixing a Parisian boho ethos of comfort with a trendy Scandi unconventional direction. Staying true to the geographical location and origin of this house, we added an Arabic touch of gold. 
Because of our sourcing trip to Europe, we were able to add vintage pieces and serendipitous finds from travels as well as some new items from collaborations with cherished designers.
We love creating beautiful corners like the one in the main hall. A black vintage cabinet against a sea weed green wall in combination with a design mirror from Muuto becomes warm and welcoming.
 
As Saudi is not known for her lush green gardens, we brought the green inside. You might recognize the palm tree wall paper from my house. Yet here we also added lots of plants. Don’t tell anyone but these plants are artificial. Did you notice?
To add coziness, we went wild with rugs. Rich, warm and original patterns were brought in like the Iranian vintage Kelim for the official living room and a dusty pink, vintage green Kelim for in the bedroom. All the rugs we sourced at Rozenkelim.
One of the highlights is the custom made marble table to seat the whole family. Custom made by furniture makers De Oude Interieurbouw. The 3.60 meter stretch is combined with beautiful leather camel colored chairs by Muuto. The combination is divine. 
 
We chose for green and a white Elise Fouin Papillon lights above the table as they remind us of the traditional Arabic chandelier.  Yet with a modern Scandinavian touch.
 
For the living room we went for Muuto again to make enough space for everyone. To stay on trend we combined the Connect Sofa with Norman Copenhagen circus poufs.
 
What a difference a color makes. The official living room was totally painted in Jotuns Evening Light, giving this space elegance and a 1001 nights feel due to the added gold touches of the Tom Dixon Etch shades.  
 
Last but not least we want to peek into the serene bedroom. We wanted to keep this room very calm and simple. The only piece is a very comfortable double bed by Box Spring Fabriek and a stunning custom made headboard with big drawers, enough sockets and a bed side table. 
 
We kept our fingers crossed when sourcing and installing this house but somewhere between the painting of the rooms, the laying of the rugs and the hanging of the frames, we felt the magic happen. A big thanks to our fantastic partners, suppliers and supporters and of course our client for giving us this opportunityIMG_6219 IMG_6218 IMG_6207 IMG_6348
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